The definition of identity is that it is the characteristics that define what or who a person is.
Identity is the way we see ourselves and the way we present ourselves to the world. Our identity is formed by our experiences and affects our personalities and views. Aspects of a person that are influential on their sense of identity include ethnic and cultural heritage, religion, race, gender, sexuality and our bodies. The social experiences we have such as politics, music, technology and style can also affect an artist’s identity. All of these elements to a person’s identity affect an artist and therefore their artwork.